Title: Truck tyres and roads

Authors: Michel Bauer, Francoise Dalle, Pierrick Travert

Addresses: Michelin, Centre de Recherche de Ladoux, 63040 Clermont-Ferrand Cedex, France. ' Michelin, Centre de Recherche de Ladoux, 63040 Clermont-Ferrand Cedex, France. ' Michelin, Centre de Recherche de Ladoux, 63040 Clermont-Ferrand Cedex, France

Abstract: Firstly, the article analyses the contact interactions exerted by the tyre on the roadway, as well as the influence of certain parameters (load, inflation pressure, internal temperature) on these interactions. The article then proceeds to compare wide base single and dual tyre assemblies. This section describes: the peculiarities of dual tyre assemblies on contact interactions; elements from a bibliographical study of the influence of the type of tyre compared with that of other factors on the rutting of roadways; the advantages of wide base single tyre assemblies. Using these elements as a base, the article raises the problem of the pertinence of certain regulations introduced in some countries, due to problems of damage to roadways, that led to wide base single assemblies being penalised.

Keywords: contact interactions; dual tyres; wide based single tyres; road damage; rutting; truck tyres; tyre parameters; regulations; heavy vehicles.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHVS.1996.054549

International Journal of Heavy Vehicle Systems, 1996 Vol.3 No.1/2/3/4, pp.20 - 35

Published online: 18 Jun 2013 *

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